A: Hall of Famer Sam Crawford, who collected 309 triples for the Cincinnati Reds (1899-1902) and the Detroit Tigers (1903-1917) in a 19-year career during the deadball era.

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Ty Cobb stands in second place with 295 triples.

Among players who turned in the majority of their work after World War II, Stan Musial stands at the top of the heap, with 177 triples.

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